Various regions in the US and Canada (BC) use the concepts of Total Finished and Total Unfinished Floor Area in addition to Total (Exterior) Floor Area. Finished and Unfinished Floor Area is also used in ANSI Z765 standard.
To be able to better meet those regional requirements, we have given our operators the option of reporting of Finished and Unfinished Floor Areas to the iGUIDE Details tab, iGUIDE Report, and Property Details section of PDF floor plans.
Marking Rooms as Unfinished
To mark a room as unfinished, the operator will need to use the Add Note tool in Stitch (see Figure 1) and place a note saying “Unfinished” on the floor map inside that room. The drafting team will then mark the room as Unfinished in the iGUIDE.
This is similar to placing a note saying “Excluded” to mark excluded spaces, with the difference being that excluded spaces are always excluded from any type of reported floor area (interior, exterior, finished, and unfinished).
If you forget to mark a room as Unfinished in Stitch, you will be able to do so in the iGUIDE Editor on the Portal once the iGUIDE is published, in the Edit Label dialog for each room.
In order to enable this additional floor area reporting, a new iGUIDE setting called Enable Finished Area Reporting will have to be enabled. This setting is available at the iGUIDE level and at the Operator Defaults level.
How the Finished/Unfinished Areas Will be Computed
Unfinished Area will be computed for each floor as a sum of (interior) floor areas of all rooms marked as Unfinished. Finished Area will be computed for each floor as Exterior Floor Area minus the Unfinished Floor Area.
How the Finished/Unfinished Areas Will be Reported
The Finished and Unfinished Floor Area will be reported on two separate lines underneath the Exterior Floor Area line for each floor and as a Total for each building in iGUIDE Details tab, iGUIDE Report, and Property Details section of PDF floor plans. Finished and Unfinished Area will add up to Exterior Area which will make it clear how those areas are computed.
If no exterior wall thickness is specified by the Operator, the Exterior Area cannot be computed, and, consequently, Finished/Unfinished Area will not be computed and printed.